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Cameron, Lou

(1924-2010) US illustrator and author, active in the 1950s and 1960s in such Comic books as Baffling Mysteries, The Beyond and Classics Illustrated. He was a highly prolific author of Westerns, under his own name and under various pseudonyms. He began to publish short fiction of genre interest with "The Last G. I." in ...

Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun

Tv documentary film (1993). Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education. Directed by Rob Mikuriya. Written by Stephen R Heard, Rob Mikuriya, Roger Scott Olsen, and Willie Reale. Cast includes Cathy Bates, Christine Cousins, Joseph Cousins, Raymond Cruz, Jaime Escalante, Rodney A Grant, Jackée Harry, Esai Morales, Pat Morita, Vincent Schiavelli, James Stephens III, Jeffrey Tamblor, Billy Bob Thornton, Sheila Tousey, Jesse Ventura and "Weird Al" Yankovic. 58 minutes. ...

Wood, J A

(?   -    ) UK author of We Alien Seed (1978), a Genre SF contribution to the Robert Hale Limited [JC]

Anders, Lou

(1967-    ) US editor, anthologist, journalist and author who began to publish fiction of sf interest with "Crowd Control" for Strange Pleasures 2 (anth 2003) edited by John Grant and Dave Hutchinson, though he is best-known as a prolific author of articles on media sf in various journals; The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (1996) is a useful making-the-movie book about the ...

Horrors of Spider Island

Film (1959, released 1960; vt The Body in the Web; vt It's Hot in Paradise). Produced by Gaston Hakim and Wolf C Hartwig. Directed by Fritz Böttger (credited as Jamie Nolan). Written by Böttger, Eldon Howard and Albert G Miller. Cast includes Alex D'Arcy, Helga Franck, Dorothee Parker (credited as Norma Townes) and Barbara Valentin. 89 minutes, sometimes cut to 82 minutes. Black and white. / Nightclub owner Gary (D'Arcy) interviewing assorted women for ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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